Electronically Enhanced Acoustica (Weekly Podcast)

Friday, February 04, 2011


Hear works for acoustic instruments and electronics, with the combinations of piano and electronics, violin and electronics, or a small ensemble using no electronics at all on this New Sounds program.  We'll listen to Open Graves with Stuart Dempster recorded way down in a water cistern, which sounds very processed, although it was all acoustic.

There's also piano with sampled sounds of water by Afro-Cuban jazz pianist Omar Sosa from his record, "Calma."  Then we'll hear a work by Neil Rolnick, from his release, "Extended Family" which at times sounds like an early jazz salooon piano, then quotes old hymn tunes, all with electronics interacting with the acoustic piano.  Plus, long slow building guitar droney post-rock from Hammock, and more.

PROGRAM #        3162, Electronically Enhanced Acoustica        (First aired on 1-25-11)                       





Open Graves (Paul Kikuchi and Jesse Olsen) with Stuart Dempster

Flight Patterns

2, excerpt [2:00]

Prefecture Records 004
OR Available at

Omar Sosa


Aquas [3:41]

OTA 1022

Neil Rolnick

Extended Family

Faith, excerpt [15:00]

Innova 782

Ana Milosavljevic


Aleksandra Vrebalov - The Spell III [7:26]

Innova 776


Longest Year

Longest Year [8:23]

Brian Eno/ Jon Hopkins / Leo Abrahams

Small Craft on a Milk Sea

Emerald and Stone [2:12]

Warp CD 207

Open Graves (Paul Kikuchi and Jesse Olsen) with Stuart Dempster

Flight Patterns

2 [9:23]

Prefecture Records 004
OR Available at


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